“Evil Dead” Remake Has Zero CGI, Says Director

Fede Alvarez says new horror film will be as real as films can be

By on January 5th, 2013 11:16 GMT

The other day saw the release of a brand new, red band trailer for this year’s remake of “Evil Dead,” under the direction of Fede Alvarez. If you found that scary, wait to hear what Alvarez has in store for all you horror fans!

In an October interview with io9, which, for some reason, is getting attention just now that the new trailer is out, Alvarez said that the film had literally zero CGI.

It might be cheaper and far more convenient to use, but it also ruins a scene if not done right. And Alvarez wanted to do everything by the book with this film, which can only be excellent news for true horror fans.

“We didn't do any CGI in the movie. There's no CGI in the movie. Everything you will see is real, which was really demanding. This was a very long shoot, 70 days of shooting at night,” he said.

“There's a reason people use CGI it's cheaper and faster, I hate that. We researched a lot of magic tricks and illusion tricks. [Like] how you would make someone's arm disappear,” the director added.

“Evil Dead” will be out in April and, as I also noted the other day, it promises to be a return to form for horror movies.

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“Evil Dead” remake will have no CGI, director Fede Alvarez promises
   “Evil Dead” remake will have no CGI, director Fede Alvarez promises